Alarm interrupts marvelous dreaming
I want to destroy it more and more with each beep
Heaving tired body out of bed
Trudging up the long tiresome staircase
Eyelids hang like monkeys
Loose and heavy
Can I please go back to sleep?


Age: 12, South East Jr. High, Grade: 7

This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on July 14, 2012

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